Safe and Fun Stuff to do with the Family
Madame Tussauds Opens US Presidents Gallery
February 17, 2011. Madame Tussauds Washington DC opens a new $2 million-plus US Presidents Gallery, which will feature wax figures of all 44 US Presidents. The interactive attraction brings historical figures and events to life through wax figures that visitors can touch, see and hear.
White House Visitor Center
February 21, 2011, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. “What’s in Your Backpack, Teddy?” Learn about our greatest environmental and conservationist president Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, during a family-oriented program. Explore the contents of his back-pack and discover the many facets of Teddy Roosevelt’s life. No reservations necessary, but programs are limited to 25. Call (202) 208-1631 for additional information.
February 19-21, 2011. Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with three days of special events at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Presidents’ Day weekend is a great time to explore the 500-acre estate and learn more about the life of the first president of the United States. See this schedule of Presidents’ Day Events at Mount Vernon.
February 21, 2011. See the country’s largest Presidents’ Day Parade in Old Town Alexandria through the streets where Washington once walked. See photos of the parade. Spend the day exploring historic sites in Old Town Alexandria, the historic Virginia town that was an important port during the colonial, revolutionary and Civil War periods.